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Lawmakers question funding for ISU experiment station

DES MOINES — As lawmakers this week continue to debate how to fund Iowa’s public universities, some are asking whether nearly $30 mil ... »

Westboro pickets met by counterprotest

DES MOINES — It wasn’t the largest Statehouse protest inspired by proposed legislation, but it may have been the loudest.

As si ... »

Branstad, lawmakers seek to close gap on anti-bullying bill

DES MOINES — The time has come to address bullying in schools, Gov. Terry Branstad has declared.

In the wake of that proclamation, cau ... »

Bill would let voters, not supervisors decide on moving county seats

DES MOINES — A state senator wants to make sure voters have a say if a small band of elected officials seek to move a county seat to a new l ... »

Legislators to tour delayed Fort Madison prison

DES MOINES — The chairman of the Iowa House’s oversight committee and a contingent of state lawmakers plan to tour the state prison i ... »

Bill creating smoke-free Cedar Rapids casino proposed

DES MOINES — As advertised, state Sens. Wally Horn, D-Cedar Rapids, and Dan Zumbach, R-Ryan, have co-sponsored gaming legislation that seeks ... »

Legislators see limited budget room for tax cuts this session

DES MOINES — Two years ago Republicans and Democrats bridged their political divide in the Iowa Legislature to enact the largest tax cut in ... »

Capitol sign part of legislature’s philosophical divides

DES MOINES — The philosophical differences among legislators who make up the new 86th Iowa General Assembly appear to begin the minute they ... »

Governor’s broadband plan may face familiar opposition

CEDAR RAPIDS — It has a new name and broad support from the health care, education, public safety, economic development, agriculture and tel ... »

New laws for 2015

DES MOINES — No longer will Iowa seniors pay state taxes on their Social Security income.

For eight years the state gradually has been ... »

Tight budget tempers legislative spending expectations

DES MOINES — Top legislators are telling Iowans to temper their spending expectations for fiscal 2016 heading into a tough state budgeting c ... »

State legislative leaders murky on gas tax

DES MOINES — A group of central Iowa business leaders meeting with state legislative leaders on Wednesday reaffirmed its support for raising ... »

State employees union requests 4-percent raises

DES MOINES — A union that represents roughly 2,500 public employees in Iowa has requested 4-percent raises each of the next two fiscal years ... »

Corbett: Fuel-tax increase will help rural Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS — Mayor Ron Corbett on Monday said the state of Iowa should increase its tax on fuel by a minimum of 10 cents a gallon to benef ... »

Is this the year for a gas tax hike?

DES MOINES — Several Iowa lawmakers say it’s time to explore stronger funding for the state’s roads and bridges.

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